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What goes into your bike when it’s “Serviced”…

Here’s a bike that looked a little worse for wear, it wasn’t very old or very used, just neglected and very poorly built and adjusted from when it was new. Here’s how it’s looked before work started, lost of rust and a chain that’s solid! The Freewheel looks worse than it is actually, everything moves except the cables look like they shouldn’t they do a little, it’s got a bit of promise!

Challenge Sceptre 24" 18 Speed Dual Suspension Mountain Bike Blue 16"
Challenge Sceptre 24″ 18 Speed Dual Suspension Mountain Bike Blue 16″

Why choose this bike, for the purposes of this article, well it was simple, it’s getting a lot of hits! So it seemed like simple exposure, if you are thinking of buying this bike you’re in for a little treat as the labour alone would normally cost you more than this bike would brand new…
As the level of work and parts count goes up so will the price, so here’s some of what you can expect now it’s going to be serviced it’s basically being stripped to component form and rebuilt.

Maybe the wheel’s got pinched for another bike too, so we’re rebuilding them with some bits left around, it’s getting the works treatment, or at least a lot more than it was going to originally. Seeing as the wheels are apart, the freewheels removed, it’s time to give everything a clean.

Dismantled Freewheel
Dismantled Freewheel with two cogs and freehub already cleaned up.

Watch this space to find out how the cranks turned out, the shock spring was pretty orange too, and I’ll show you the secret hidden under the rusty chain and why it’s always worth having a look and checking a bike over before you ride off on it.

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